Delhi i1 Super Series team

NEW DELHI: Management guru Arindam Chaudhuri's Delhi franchise will be called 'Delhi Gypsies and Billionaries' in the upcoming i1 Super Series league, it was announced today. Planman Stars, a company promoted by Chaudhuri of IIPM, is the owner of the Delhi team in i1 Super Series and is expected to invest about $5-6 million in the league's maiden year. “Motorsports is as much a sport for the gypsies at heart as for the billionaires by style! The name is as much a tribute to Delhi, the city which is often referred to as Dilwalon ki Dilli, as to the city which boasts of the highest number of billionaires and is undoubtedly the style capital of India,” Chaudhuri said in a statement.---PTI

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Many sectors of our national economy have been thrown open to foreign direct investment. That has not led to the demise of indigenous enterprise. Similarly, FDI in the organised retail sector will not push corner stores out of business. If anything, it will enhance their competitiveness, lead to improved services, better quality and affordable prices for consumers

The UPA Government and the Opposition have locked horns over the entry of foreign private players in the retail segment. The debate is imperative as the retail industry has always been considered as the nerve system of any nation, and this industry has in most of the cases even helped nations revive themselves during bad times. So it is interesting to evaluate the entire debate from an analytical dimension as well.

Currently, organised retail in India is only two per cent of the retail industry; clearly, a huge opportunity is waiting to be unleashed. The opportunity can be gauged from the fact that the American organised retail market is 80 per cent of the overall retail market, Thailand is at 40 per cent and China at 20 per cent. If, on the one hand organised retail is a global reality, then on the other the Indian middle-class has the given power to splurge, making the proposition viable. Then why is there a protest?

The fact is that the ongoing nationwide protests against foreign entry in retail are a bit too late, and based more on a campaign by emotionally-charged political parties that lack pragmatism. After allowing FDI everywhere, why are there these recent dramatics against retail? Every Government in the past has made deals and allowed foreign direct investment to enter systematically into India without a plan in place to make Indian firms competitive beforehand. We systematically ruined Indian competitiveness; yet, now for publicity, are creating a hullabaloo against the opening up of retail. The fact is that FDI in retail is inevitable.

If things go right, then the entry of foreign firms in the long run should benefit the overall economy by subsuming farmers, producers of finished goods, creating mass-scale employment, increasing Government revenue and hopefully cleansing the muck that lies in our storage and distribution. If all falls into place, then organised retail market is expected to reach approximately $260 billion by 2020.

It would augment income levels of all stakeholders to the tune of $35-45 billion a year, new employment generation to the tune of three to four million directly and four to six million indirectly. With foreign multinationals setting up shop across the country, the exchequer would likely bloat by $25 billion to $30 billion per year. The small and medium enterprises are likely to prosper too and learn the concepts of enhanced production, higher productivity, assured supply, quick payment and better quality.

It will further boost the organised retail growth - a sector that is already growing at an impressive 24 per cent in the last three years. The retail sector would also increase the farmers’ income. So, of course, it is inevitable for India to allow FDI in retail, and the writing on the wall is clear. But in all this, almost everyone is missing out one moot question which is fundamental to the success of the Indian retail story.

Amongst other clauses that the Government has put, one interesting clause is that, these large retailers have to essentially source their supplies from the small and medium enterprises to the tune of 30 per cent.

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AAGMAN, as we all know, means arrival and like every year IIPM welcomed the new batch to the IIPM FAMILY with an astonishing series of amazing performances. Here, the students show their raw and hidden talents to their batch mates, who just like them are the newcomers to IIPM and AAGMAN left no stone unturned to make its guests feel a sense of belonging to itself. The show was scheduled to start at 06:30 at NCUI auditorium but was buzzing with activities hours before the show, with all the practices by students who were determined to give their best. Then, the time came, with the audience hyped with energy and excitement, the show began. With the traditional lamp lighting and the Sarasvati Vandana dance. Then came, our very own rock stars of IIPM to infuse some raw energy in the audience and even the audience waved, head banged and roared to every high note of the songs, which drove our rock stars to their extreme best. After that there were dance performances by IIPM Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon and they set the stage on fire with their amazing and mind boggling performances. Then finally last but not the least, our very own fashionist of IIPM with their theme “Beauty and the Beast” where an unexpected twist occurred as the beasts were the girls, coming with bare chest, chained, handcuffed beauties, and the guys. The audience then got to witness the amazing next round of fashion show, which was “Casino Royale” where they showcased the romantic side of James bond dancing to the beats with the girls. After all the Revenge and Romance, our students ultimately preformed The Royal wedding round, where all the boys and girls were dressed traditionally and rocked the stage altogether.

The show was becoming memorable and to completely mesmerize the audience our very own masters of ceremony danced to end the show with a bang. The audience completely satisfied, rather mesmerized, the auditorium echoed with applause and eventually that is how the new students beautifully joined the IIPM FAMILY.

 
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IIPM – India's Global business school was adjudged the 2011 Best B School in Asia Overall at the 2nd Asia’s Best B-School awards ceremony that took place at Singapore. Last year the award had gone to SP Jain and thus for the second consecutive year it was an Indian B-School that took away the prestigious award given in association with CMO Asia. It was a gala function that was held at the Suntec, Singapore with participation of B-Schools from around 29 countries including Australia, Hongkong, Singapore, UAE etc. The best B-Schools in Asia and people of Asian origin were given awards. The award ceremony was held amongst a Galaxy of luminaries from the world of education and corporate. Prof Arindam Chaudhuri (Honorary Director, IIPM Think-Tank) was elated and very much excited to get the award and said, “It feels great to achieve such a prestigious award. We at IIPM are excited to get Asia’s Best B School. This award is a tribute to Dr. MK Chaudhuri, who had the amazing vision of incorporating macroeconomic principles so that B-Schools in India not only serve the purpose of private sector but also the nation on the whole. In the last few years of course our Industry Interface, Research and Global Exposure has made us what we are today – the largest B-School in the world,” a Newspaper release said.
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GIDF, USA Chapter started its operation in Oct 2010 in the state of Massachusetts, USA. The objective of operating in USA is not only to create and spread awareness related to child education, women empowerment, livelihood and health but also to make the people of United States believe in the cause and raise a helping hand in order to eradicate the elements leading to the cause.

GIDF USA structured many marketing tools but the first and the most effective way to get the word out, about these worthy causes was through a donation flyer called ‘Hamari Gudiya’. The prime objective of this flyer was sending a girl child to school. This initiative was not only cost effective but one of the most powerful tool to reach out to masses. After identifying the right marketing tool, it required to approach the right locations, which were none other than the HIGH TRAFFIC LOCATIONS and what could be more crowded than the upscale malls during winter and Holiday season. So GIDF USA partnered with a chain of casual Indian fast food restaurant – Gourmet India.

Gourmet India is located in various upscale malls in Massachusetts and has a huge number of customers visiting these locations on daily basis. GIDF placed these donation flyers on the communication center of each restaurant. These communication centers have been placed in such a way that when a customer is waiting for the meal or a drink or even if he passes by gourmet India location, he is forced to look toward the communication center and of course towards ‘Hamari Gudiya’. Placing these flyers on the communication center of a busy restaurant or any location which is full of activities leads to creating visibility, awareness and value to the product or service and that is exactly what happened in our case. Our main purpose of putting these flyers was to market GIDF and create awareness but to our surprise we have not only been able to meet our objectives but we have also started getting donations. This has been our very first initiative which has and is helping us in communicating and connecting directly with the target audience. GIDF USA is also approaching other high traffic and crowded locations in Massachusetts like Indian grocery stores, salons, Banks etc in order to generate more visibility, awareness and support from the potential donors. Hamari Gudiya flyer has generated a very positive outlook amongst the potential donors and given GIDF USA a platform which is for sure leaning towards success. So come, join us in our journey to share the dream.    Read More....


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IIPM Mumbai bid farewell to the batch of PGP 2008-2010/FW and E-MBA 2009-2010 by organizing a bash at the Peninsula Grand Hotel in Mumbai. As we all know that biding goodbye is hard, but IIPM Mumbai ensured that it was memorable.

The farewell party started off with the Award Ceremony whereby students who excelled both in academics as well as in extra curricular activities were awarded with certificates and prizes. The Director’s Gold was awarded to Disha Dhawan by Dean Prof. Shouvick Dutta for outstanding performance both academically and in extra – curricular activities.

Faculties who made an outstanding contribution towards shaping and molding the students were awarded as well.  The faculties who were awarded were, Prof. M.P. Rege, Prof. Leslie Rebello, Prof. Souvik Banerjee, Prof. Madhusudan Sohani, Prof. Shubho Shekhar Bhattacharya, Prof. B.K. Nair, Prof. Smita V Kumar, Prof. Nikhil Rao, Prof. Venkat Iyer and Prof. V. Chandrashekhar.

After the award ceremony the students burned the dance floor, swinging to the music and celebrating. There was endless music, masti, shutterbugs clicking snaps and of course the grand array of food that made the evening perfect.

The students had fun as the occasion marked the end of their togetherness and college life, and welcomed a new beginning into the Corporate World.

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Economic times, IFEN and IIPM all believe in the concept of an edge in awareness and the canny ability to reach the issues which lie beyond textbooks. To help students gain this critical edge IIPM Lucknow  organized a workshop on Effective communication and leadership skills on 11th June 2010. The workshop was executed by Mr Abhijeet Bhattacharya (Chief Training Manager- IFEN). Mr Bhattacharya has total 19 years of work experience with 14 years of expertise in corporate training.

He has designed and introduced innovative and very effective training programs on Customer Relationship Management for leading Customer Care Center in Country and has conducted various programs to enhance the skill set of employees at work which includes - Communication Skills, Motivation, Self development, Team Building and Leadership skills.

Mr. Bhattacharya made this 2 hours session extremely interesting for all the students of IIPM. He discussed all the aspects of communication, making us understand the aspects that should be given high priority while communicating. He also highlighted leadership qualities of leaders from the sports & corporate world.

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Embarking on GOTA trip is a great learning adventure for many students, and IIPM over the years has ensured that the trip is well planned with optimized learning opportunities .Singapore has been a choice destination for institutions around the world, and every year thousands of students come to interact and discover new learning experiences. The learning experiences are extensive, ranging from life skills to culture appreciation and nature discovery.

Thus, this time the UG – Spring Summer 09-12 batch of IIPM Lucknow were taken to Singapore, where learning becomes truly alive and experience truly enriching. The students visited some of the biggest names in the corporate world and were enthralled by the overall experience that they acquired that the whole trip had to offer. The students visited a number of reputed organizations such as Newater and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

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